January 06, 2017

WATCH: This 1948 cartoon about the dangers of socialism still holds up

StaffRebel Columnist

A cartoon from the 1940s warning about the dangers of socialism and how it's anti-freedom remains worth catching.

In the video, a really sleazy salesman tries selling Americans a new drink called “ISM”, that would bring them happiness and even control the weather.

Luckily, one man reads the “fine print” and explains how capitalism is better than signing away one's freedom.

The current top comment on the video reads: “If you know any Bernie Supporters... Link them to this!Many of the other comments share a similar sentiment.

SOUND OFF in the comments with your thoughts on the cartoon.

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commented 2017-01-08 11:06:30 -0500
I was picturing obummer as the snake oil salesman. Funny how the contract essentially said “bull” right on the front of it. Contracts with socialism always say bull on them, we just refuse to read it.
commented 2017-01-07 03:42:18 -0500
Art Vandelay you got that right.
commented 2017-01-07 00:26:47 -0500
Can you imagine a college making a movie like this today? Oh, the humanity!
commented 2017-01-06 19:53:28 -0500
Lloyd Nolan: It describes Canada.
commented 2017-01-06 19:45:44 -0500
Causing Disunity? Immediately brought George Soros and his BLM to mind…
commented 2017-01-06 17:34:53 -0500
I’m no Commie or Socialist, but if you have to paint a sympathic wholesome world view, before you sell the idea of Capitslism… Maybe you should step back and think if one in necessarily correlates with the other. I think it’s no coincidence that as people have become more debauched, that the demand for socialism has grown higher, and capitalism less effective. Let’s stop putting the fruit before the tree.
commented 2017-01-06 16:30:56 -0500
This Cartoon was made before the Marxist Socialist had fully infiltrated our Educational Systems.
commented 2017-01-06 16:28:30 -0500
1776+160=1936. Likely the reason this cartoon was made. It is both amazing how intelligent we once were and terrifying how utterly f@#$%^ stupid we are now. Cell phone means me smart! Me know everything! #smartphonesmarterthanmeandproudofit #thegreatindoors
commented 2017-01-06 15:27:29 -0500
Wow ! , this described the Supreme Court of Canada , and the LUGENPRESSE , and the policies of the Liberal and ndp governments in Canada to a tee
commented 2017-01-06 14:44:55 -0500
Unfortunately, even this cartoon explanation of socialism is too complex for Baby Doc, Notley, Wynne, and their supporters including the MSM to understand.